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Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has opened up about the latest accusations levelled against him by social media blogger O Le Palemia. In his weekly radio programme, Tuilaepa denied owning eight homes in the United States. He also denied having off-shore accounts in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  More than $900,000 in tax refunds checks — Batch #11 – is scheduled to be released today, Friday, according to the ASG Treasury Department in a brief statement released Tuesday afternoon. The statement originally stated that tax refunds were to be released Wednesday,...
Su'a Alex Jennings.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The meeting of Swains Islanders to select their member of the House of Representatives for the next two years has been postponed to October 30. Originally a meeting of people with swains ancestry eligible to vote, was scheduled for Saturday, October 27th to select a...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After almost 6 hours of deliberation Wednesday afternoon, a six-member jury delivered its verdict in the trial of a church pastor accused of sexually abusing his 13-year-old biological daughter. The 56-year-old pastor, who has also worked as an engineer at Fletcher...
The Business Ambassadors of ASCC
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The public is invited to meet this year’s candidates for American Samoa’s seat in the US Congress during a Congressional Forum being held Tuesday, October 23, from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. in the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Multi-Purpose Center Auditorium....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 35-year-old man accused of disturbing the peace at a local restaurant in town was arrested and charged with public peace disturbance (PPD). Lafaele Know denied the charge against him when he appeared before District Court Judge Fiti Sunia for his initial appearance....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With still enough time between now and the Nov. 6th mid term elections, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has  recommended that the Attorney General, Talauega Eleasalo Ale and Election Office revisit and make necessary changes to the ballot form. The governor is concerned that...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Pictured is a local 34-year-old woman living with lymphatic filariasis or elephantiasis commonly known as mumu tutupa in Samoan. The mosquito-borne parasitic disease is affecting her lymphatic system responsible for maintaining fluid balance in the body. The...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A federal audit of the ASG Executive Branch's owned and leased-fleet, cost containment measures, and increments were some of the issues Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga raised at last Thursday’s cabinet meeting. VEHICLE AUDIT The US Department of Interior, Office of Inspector...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  “In the name of God, nothing happened between me and my daughter. I did not sexually abuse her nor I did I do anything to harm her.” These were the words from the 56-year-old pastor who is accused of sexually abusing his 13-year-old biological daughter, when he took the...

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